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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Random Acts of Professionalism Award||Washington State Bar Association||2011|
|Executive Notes and Comments Editor||Washington Law Review||1983|
|N/A||Law Office of Patrice M. Johnston||2001 - Present|
|Associate attorney||Bogle & Gates||1987 - 1999|
|Legislative Assistant||U. S. Senator Slade Gorton||1985 - 1987|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|King County Bar Association, Family Law||Member||2000 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association||Member||1983 - Present|
|King County Bar Association, Family Law Mentor/Mentee Program||Mentor||2008 - 2009|
|Washington Family Law Deskbook||Attorney Fees||2000|
|University of Washington||Law School||Juris Doctor||1983|
|University of Puget Sound||English||Bachelor of Arts||1980|
|Parenting Plans and Evaluations||Parenting Plans and Evaluations||2011|
|The Ethics of Aspiration||Ethics||2003|
|Practical Guide to Preparing a Child Custody Case for Washington Paralegals||Child Custody||2002|
|Drafting Marital Settlement Agreements in the 21st Century||Marital Settlement Agreements||1999|
Posted by anonymous
Highest integrity, puts overall family interests first, very knowledgeable & experienced, well-respected. Added benefit: good, "real" person we genuinely liked.
Posted by Sean
From the get go my divorce was contentious and scary. Pat kept me from the ledge, provided sound and experienced advice and was overall a fantastic lawyer to work with. Pat could have followed all of my desires for contempt motions, etc. but she was very good at explaining the pros and cons and was very conscientious of where her time and my money was spent.
Posted by Taryn
I came to Pat with a very complicated case involving domestic violence after having a horrible experience with a previous attorney who was harsh toward me, didn't explain my options well, intimidated me and did not treat me with general respect.
Pat has been a shining example of an attorney who genuinely cares for her clients, listens to them, explains options clearly with excellent reasoning & represents you with strength & compassion. She was so amazing that I informed the WA State Bar association of her work in my case and she received an award. Throughout my experience I have always felt that she would stand up for my daughter and I and at the same time she would realistically inform us of all the realities and options in front of us.
She always respected how I wanted to move forward and I highly valued and trusted her experience/advice when doing so. When I think about how individuals in family law can impact the world I honestly think of Pat. She tries to stand up for what is healthy for families in each individual case with amazing ethics and professionalism versus just doing what the norms are just because it's the norm.
Working with her has been both a blessing and inspiration in my life....although divorce is a horrible thing to walk through I've been honored to have her walking by my side and seeing her work makes me want to be a better mother and person.
Jill Salmi, Mediation Attorney
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
I endorse Pat as a highly skilled family law attorney. I have known Pat for over 20 years, both as opposing counsel and more recently as a mediator where she represented one of the parties. I have observed her to be a knowledgeable and diligent advocate who cares about her clients.
Ruth Edlund, Divorce and separation Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I have known Pat since the late 1980's when we were both litigation associates in a Very Large Law Firm in Seattle. Pat now owns her own practice. Pat brings a keen analytical mind as well as compassion--and a broad range of life experience--to bear with grace on the thorniest of family law matters. Pat will not be a pushover as your lawyer, but neither will she create animosity where none exists. I endorse this lawyer.
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